Paul Doiron’s debut novel, The Poacher’s Son, is set in the lush woods of Northern Maine. Mike Bowditch is a Maine Game Warden whose estranged father is accused of murder, with a manhunt underway for the suspected killer. Bowditch puts his career and his life on the line to try to prove his father’s innocence as he confronts painful issues from his past relationship with his father. Doiron’s characters are vivid, believable and complex. The setting in Maine comes to life with wonderfully described details. The story is fast-paced, thrilling and filled with surprises–an entertaining mystery. This book is to be the first in a series about the character Mike Bowditch.